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Thursday, April 25, 2024

85 Alachua County Public Schools students and staff are in quarantine

ACPS quarantine numbers have increased by about 15 in the past week

Alachua County Public Schools had 85 students and faculty members in quarantine as of Tuesday evening — an increase of about 15 cases since June 1, according to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Under the district’s protocol, positive COVID-19 cases and people who had close contact with someone who tested positive go into quarantine.

As of Tuesday evening, there were seven active student cases and one active staff case. Active cases reflect ACPS students and staff who tested positive in the past 10 days. 

Since the beginning of the school year, 744 Alachua County students and 318 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination sites opened April 22, and staff members, students and Digital Academy students 16 years old and up had the opportunity to get the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccination sites began administering first doses to students as young as 12 years old on May 13.

As of June 5, more than 2200 vaccinations had been administered. The vaccine clinics were made possible by a partnership between ACPS and the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County. 

The clinics will be available at various middle and high schools across the county until June 15, a day before the end of the school year. 

Cases in Alachua County Public Schools

In elementary schools, there is one student case and one staff case, as of Tuesday evening.

Irby Elementary: 1 student

Lake Forest Elementary: 1 staff

In middle schools, there is one student case and zero staff cases, as of Tuesday evening.

Mebane Middle School: 1 student

In high schools, there are five student cases and zero staff cases, as of Tuesday evening.

Buchholz High: 1 student

Eastside High: 2 students

Gainesville High: 2 students

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Abigail Hasebroock

Abigail is a second-year journalism major covering university general assignment news for The Alligator. When she’s not catching up on school or reporting, she’s spending time outside, reading or reorganizing her Spotify playlists - usually all at the same time. 

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